In the last 2 months I have been gradually picking up some cool Blyleven cards. As most of you know, Bert Blyleven was born in the Netherlands with his nickname being "The Flying Dutchman". He was a great pitcher with 287 career wins (27th on the all-time list) and 3701 career strike-outs (5th on the all-time list). Bert finally entered the hall of fame in 2009, after being on the ballot for 13 years.
Given the clear link with the Netherlands (he was born in Zeist in 1951 and has also been a pitching coach for the Dutch team) I have decided to start my own Blyleven collection ! The first card I was able to pick-up for a great price was this beauty, one of the signed 2012 Archives framed mini-cards !!